Originally Posted by Rach
The reason DTS used to sound better than DD on DVDs was the almost doubling of the bitrate (448 to 750)...so of course, it will should and did sound better. DTS-MA sounds great...equally so does DDTHD, and PCM.
I am a big DTS supporter and I would rather listen to the 1.5mb DTS-HD core over DD or DD+ any day. As many here know already I am not a big Dolby fan in any sense. And while I admit DD+ is an improvement over DD it still has some of its weaknesses. And I would not go as far to say that every DTS track available is perfect or that there are no bad DTS tracks out there. But DTS is a big part of my home theater experience and I do not see that changing any time soon.
Like I was saying earlier that I will be buying The Mummy and The Mummy Returns in DTS-HD MA.
HD Titles that I will be double dipping for a DTS-HD MA losses track:The Mummy
The Mummy Returns
End Of Days
Shine A Light
Now as much as I love DTS and I do love DTS. There are plenty of Dolby True HD titles on my list and I do really like Dolby True HD when I can get it. There are a number of LPCM tracks that I really love to listen to when watching a movie, Pirates Of The Caribbean: At Worlds End is a good example.
Dolby True HD titles I am looking to buy soon:
Hunt For Red October (If DNR has not screwed it up ?)
Sum Of All Fears (If DNR has not screwed it up ?)
Depending on the movie I will replace it with a DTS-HD MA counter part if available, Dolby True HD if DTS MA is not available. That is if I really want the best sound on a particular title and I am replacing a DD+ title that I already own. I do own at least 50+ DD+ titles so I feel I have had plenty of DD+ source material to listen to to form my opinion. I also realize that some may agree and some may not, some prefer DTS and some prefer Dolby. I am sure one thing we all strive to have in our home theaters is, great sound!
Has anyone had any problems with the Mummy titles yet?